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HR Business Partner, Copper Americas (Resolution Copper)

  • Opportunity to use your expertise to guide meaningful projects

  • Impactful and collaborative role working with senior leaders

  • Excellent opportunity for career development – Superior (Phoenix)

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth's mineral resources. We have been in business for more than 140 years and remain focused on the long term. We're committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. It's how we grow - it's how you grow.


We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It’s a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it’s this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.


The Opportunity


We are looking for a HR Business Partner, Copper Americas (Resolution Copper) to support our Rio Tinto Resolution Copper Mine operations. You will support the achievement of business objectives by translating business needs and context into a human resources strategy for these sites and ensuring its effective execution.


What the role entails


This role is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly ambitious individual seeking a new challenge. Reporting to the HRBP - Copper Americas, you will be:

  • Developing human resource strategy and supporting growth programs to build team and organizational effectiveness based on business strategies, objectives, and content

  • Supporting and influencing leadership to define, build, and maintain employee engagement

  • Proactively identifying threats and opportunities to business objectives through data, conversations and observations; and diagnosing root causes to determine the required intervention

  • Engaging with leaders to position the need for change in relation to business objectives, and providing support to deliver, manage, and sustain the change

  • Collaborating with Areas of Expertise, Global Business Services, and other internal service providers to inform the design of HR solutions, processes, programs, tools, and systems

  • Providing training to employees on-site

What you will need for this role


To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources, or a related field

  • Minimum 5 years of prior HR business partnering experience

  • The ability to understand and utilize HR metrics to track and improve upon key processes

  • Extensive experience coaching, engaging, and guiding senior leaders by building effective business-focused relationships

  • Sound business acumen with high level analytical skills

  • Strong facilitation skills

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification is preferred

  • Ability to read/write/speak Spanish

So if this sounds like you and the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.


Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.


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